Peer Mentor Program
The Multicultural Resource Center’s Peer Mentor Program is designed to support new students of diverse backgrounds in their transition to Reed College.
The transition to the academic and social environment of college can be a difficult one, particularly for students who are among the first in their families to attend college, students of color, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. The Multicultural Resource Center’s Peer Mentor Program is designed to build community among historically underrepresented students and introduce those in their first year at Reed to valuable campus resources and relationships.
PMP begins with a pre-Orientation experience and continues throughout a student’s first year at Reed.
Each participant is matched with a current Reed student who becomes their mentor for the year. There is no registration fee or participation fee for the Peer Mentor Program, including the pre-Orientation experience. All activities and meals associated with the program are at no cost to participants.
Participants benefit from meaningful and supportive peer relationships, enhanced knowledge of campus resources, opportunities for involvement and leadership, and access to educational, cultural, and social events sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center.